Fourth Industrial Revolution

AI-powered automation will have an ethnic bias

Canadian truck drivers are largely white, male and rural - which makes that group more susceptible to job losses caused by AI automation Image: REUTERS/Andy Clark

Kai Chan

Distinguished Fellow, INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative

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Which sectors will automation hit hardest? Image: The Economist / OECD
Overwhelming wealth is overwhelmingly white Image: Forbes, Statista, US Census Bureau
How the workforce in Canada divides along ethnic lines Image: Statistics Canada
Native Canadians, for example, have a 14% higher chance of losing their jobs to automation than the national average. Image: Kai Chan, Frey & Osborne, Statistics Canada
Some ethnic groups will be hit harder than others by automation Image: Kai Chan, Frey & Osborne, Statistics Canada

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